• How do I dispose of my body in Scotland, cheaply and without ceremony?

    How do I dispose of my body? Serious question; I am in good health, but 78, and while I have promised it to Glasgow Medical School, there is no guarantee that they will accept it. What is the cheapest and most fuss-free way of getting rid of it if they don't?
    How do I dispose of my body? Serious question; I am in good health, but 78, and while I have promised it to Glasgow Medical School, there is no guarantee that they will accept it. What is the cheapest and most fuss-free way of getting rid of it if they don't?
    4 answers · Other - Health & Beauty · 12 months ago
  • How do I get someone's credit record, with their permission of course?

    I have a property to let in Glasgow. A friend of a friend may be interested. Before giving her a lease, I would want to check her credit record. How do I do this?
    I have a property to let in Glasgow. A friend of a friend may be interested. Before giving her a lease, I would want to check her credit record. How do I do this?
    3 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 year ago
  • Why has Windows 10 stopped behaving normally?

    I am running Widows 10 on a Lenovo G500, having upgraded months ago from Windows 8. Since the most recent upgrade, a few days ago, the button in the bottom far left hand corner has become completely unresponsive. Previously, clicking here would give me a range of options including settings and power, which I used to Sleep or Shut Down. Now I can... show more
    I am running Widows 10 on a Lenovo G500, having upgraded months ago from Windows 8. Since the most recent upgrade, a few days ago, the button in the bottom far left hand corner has become completely unresponsive. Previously, clicking here would give me a range of options including settings and power, which I used to Sleep or Shut Down. Now I can only shut down by pressing the physical on-off button on the computer, and this seems to just be taking me to Sleep mode. There is no way I can find the full startup menu with settings etc. What do I need to do?
    5 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 2 years ago
  • Windows offers e a free upgrade from 8.1 to 10. Should I take it?

    I loved XP, liked 7, and tolerate 8 now I've learnt how to open to a semi-reasonable desktop. I use my computer for wordprocessing, blogging (including images but not video or sound), and the usual on-line stuff (not much downloading of large files). The one thing I like about 8 is its built-in Search facility, rendering Copernic... show more
    I loved XP, liked 7, and tolerate 8 now I've learnt how to open to a semi-reasonable desktop. I use my computer for wordprocessing, blogging (including images but not video or sound), and the usual on-line stuff (not much downloading of large files). The one thing I like about 8 is its built-in Search facility, rendering Copernic unnecessary. I will want to carry on using my existing MS Office (2007) and Naturallyspeaking voice recognition (12).
    3 answers · Software · 2 years ago
  • Can I transfer the files to run WordPerfect from an old to a new computer?

    Can I transfer the files to run WordPerfect from an old to a new computer? Old computer was XP. I had manually loaded WordPerfect but have lost the disc and serial number. New computer is Windows 8.1
    Can I transfer the files to run WordPerfect from an old to a new computer? Old computer was XP. I had manually loaded WordPerfect but have lost the disc and serial number. New computer is Windows 8.1
    3 answers · Other - Computers · 3 years ago
  • My laptop is trying unasked to install programs?

    Still running on WinXP (yes, I know!); my laptop keeps on tryng to install Roxio Update Manager (I ignore this) and Dragon naturallySpeaking 10 (which I have). It asks for a CD but won't recognise the source CD when I load it, and (worse) refuses to load NaturallySpeaking from my desktop icon, on the grounds that an installation is already... show more
    Still running on WinXP (yes, I know!); my laptop keeps on tryng to install Roxio Update Manager (I ignore this) and Dragon naturallySpeaking 10 (which I have). It asks for a CD but won't recognise the source CD when I load it, and (worse) refuses to load NaturallySpeaking from my desktop icon, on the grounds that an installation is already taking place. I keep on cancelling; it keeps on coming back. How should I proceed? I have a new laptop with Win8, but am too busy right now to transfer my files to it.
    2 answers · Software · 4 years ago
  • Working from "desktop" in Windows 8?

    I am taking delivery later this month of a new PC running on Windows 8, (presumably in fact 8.1) I am used to Windows XP and to working from my "desktop" screen. Microsoft claims I can still do this in Windows 8, and that I can set Windows 8 to go to "desktop" instead of the Start screen when I turn on the PC. Is this so, and... show more
    I am taking delivery later this month of a new PC running on Windows 8, (presumably in fact 8.1) I am used to Windows XP and to working from my "desktop" screen. Microsoft claims I can still do this in Windows 8, and that I can set Windows 8 to go to "desktop" instead of the Start screen when I turn on the PC. Is this so, and will it really feel and behave like what I'm used to with XP?
    2 answers · Other - Computers · 4 years ago
  • Working from desktop in Windows 8?

    I am taking delivery later this month of a new PC running on Windows 8, (presumably in fact 8.1) I am used to Windows XP and to working from my "desktop" screen. Microsoft claims I can still do this in Windows 8, and that I can set Windows 8 to go to "desktop" instead of the Start screen when I turn on the PC. Is this so, and... show more
    I am taking delivery later this month of a new PC running on Windows 8, (presumably in fact 8.1) I am used to Windows XP and to working from my "desktop" screen. Microsoft claims I can still do this in Windows 8, and that I can set Windows 8 to go to "desktop" instead of the Start screen when I turn on the PC. Is this so, and will it really feel and behave like what I'm used to with XP?
    1 answer · Software · 4 years ago
  • What Creationist argument do you find most annoying?

    And how do you respond to it? I'm not just curious; I'm writing a book.
    And how do you respond to it? I'm not just curious; I'm writing a book.
    7 answers · Biology · 4 years ago
  • What Creationist argument do you find most annoying?

    And how do you respond to it? I'm not just curious; I'm writing a book.
    And how do you respond to it? I'm not just curious; I'm writing a book.
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • What Creationist argument do you find most annoying?

    And how do you respond to it? I'm not just curious; I'm writing a book.
    And how do you respond to it? I'm not just curious; I'm writing a book.
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Unfreezing or shutting down a frozen laptop?

    My Dell Vostro 1710 laptop, running Windows XP, sometimes freezes up, especially (I think) when I've been using voice recognition along with other demanding programs. a) Why does this happen and (b) more important, how do I shut it down, short of physically disconnecting from mains power and partly removing the battery?
    My Dell Vostro 1710 laptop, running Windows XP, sometimes freezes up, especially (I think) when I've been using voice recognition along with other demanding programs. a) Why does this happen and (b) more important, how do I shut it down, short of physically disconnecting from mains power and partly removing the battery?
    1 answer · Other - Computers · 4 years ago
  • Shutting down a frozen computer?

    My Dell Vostro 1710 laptop, running Windows XP, sometimes freezes up, especially (I think) when I've been using voice recognition along with other demanding programs. a) Why does this happen and (b) more important, how do I shut it down, short of physically disconnecting from mains power and partly removing the battery?
    My Dell Vostro 1710 laptop, running Windows XP, sometimes freezes up, especially (I think) when I've been using voice recognition along with other demanding programs. a) Why does this happen and (b) more important, how do I shut it down, short of physically disconnecting from mains power and partly removing the battery?
    1 answer · Laptops & Notebooks · 4 years ago
  • What to do when Microsoft stops supporting my favourite OS?

    I am running WinXP on a 6yo Dell Vostro 1710 laptop. I hear that in April, Microsoft will stop supporting it. I do not fancy transferring my life's work to a new computer, hate what I have heard about Win 8, and have seen Win 7, ok but XP was better. And I don't want to buy a new computer. Advice?
    I am running WinXP on a 6yo Dell Vostro 1710 laptop. I hear that in April, Microsoft will stop supporting it. I do not fancy transferring my life's work to a new computer, hate what I have heard about Win 8, and have seen Win 7, ok but XP was better. And I don't want to buy a new computer. Advice?
    4 answers · Other - Computers · 4 years ago
  • What to do when Microsoft stops supporting my favourite OS?

    I am running WinXP on a 6yo Dell Vostro 1710 laptop. I hear that in April, Microsoft will stop supporting it. I do not fancy transferring my life's work to a new computer, hate what I have heard about Win 8, and have seen Win 7, ok but XP was better. And I don't want to buy a new computer. Advice?
    I am running WinXP on a 6yo Dell Vostro 1710 laptop. I hear that in April, Microsoft will stop supporting it. I do not fancy transferring my life's work to a new computer, hate what I have heard about Win 8, and have seen Win 7, ok but XP was better. And I don't want to buy a new computer. Advice?
    7 answers · Software · 4 years ago
  • How do climate change denialists respond to Muller's jumping ship?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/opinion/the-conversion-of-a-climate-change-skeptic.html?_r=4&pagewanted=all Prof Richard Muller, Physics Berkeley, chosen for funding by Koch Bros, convinced himself last year that warming was real, and is now publishing that it is CO2-driven, and according to his paper,... show more
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/opinio... Prof Richard Muller, Physics Berkeley, chosen for funding by Koch Bros, convinced himself last year that warming was real, and is now publishing that it is CO2-driven, and according to his paper, http://berkeleyearth.org/pdf/results-pap... the IPCC analysis is if anything too cautious. There are several people here who regard climate change as bogus, fraudulent, bad science. How do they respond to these developments?
    15 answers · Global Warming · 5 years ago